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New 7.1 Earthquake Hits Southern California


A magnitude-7.1 earthquake hit Southern California Friday evening a day after a magnitude 6.4 earthquake that was the largest temblor in the region in 20 years, Friday’s is approximately 10X bigger.

The newest earthquake’s epicenter was about 10 miles north northeast of Ridgecrest, California., about 150 Northeast of Los Angeles.

The Ridgecrest area has had more than 100 aftershocks since Thursday’s earthquake and experts warn there could be more to come.

The quake was felt in downtown Los Angeles as a rolling motion that seemed to last at least a half-minute. It was felt as far away as Las Vegas, and the USGS says it also was felt in Mexico.

There is no tsunami warning for the area. 

Stay tuned…

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